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Intermediate hike - Warrumbungle National Park

Fri, 25 Nov 2022
25-11-2022 15:00
27-11-2022 21:00

NUMCies, time for an adventure!

This trip is to the distant but coldly beautiful Warrumbungle National Park, way out west near Coonabarabran. If you can't pronounce either of these names or have no idea where they are, hit Google up for some more details. 

 

This trip will depart Newcastle on Friday afternoon, and commence the ~5 hour drive to Camp Pincham, a camping ground in the National Park and stay there Friday night, then commence our major day hike on the Saturday. We'll be completing part of the Grand High Tops Trail loop with a stay on the spectacular Mt Exmouth (6-8 hours hike with a big climb at the end) before using Sunday to hike back and drive home. 

 

The sky is so clear in these mountains that they built a space observatory at one edge of the park. So star watching will be a thing. This hike will not be for the faint hearted, expect a gruelling slog, particularly on the Saturday. If you have not done overnight hikes before this may not be the trip for you (if you're not sure of your suitability, send me a message), a high level of fitness will be needed.

 

Equipment:

- Camping equipment (inc. tent, sleeping bag and mat, torches, stove etc.)

- Hiking bag and appropriate footwear and clothing (i.e. hat, hiking boots)

- Food and Water (2 days hiking and camping, there is no available food or water in the camp grounds)

-  Warm clothes

 

Things to be aware of:

- It may be very cold overnight. Expect around 0 degrees Celsius  Assuming the weather is fine, expect a maximum daytime temperature of 15-20 degrees. 

Weather forecasts will be updated closer to the date. 

Your ticket includes:

- Camping fees 

- Fuel

- National Park pass

Any questions, as always, email me at ptin265@aucklanduni.ac.nz, or contact me on Facebook. 

 

- Captain Phil

Ticket Type Price
Warrumbungles Hiking Ticket General Hiking Ticket $50.00 Sale Ended
Warrumbungles Hiking Ticket (Driver) Please select if you are able to drive. This will be the limiting factor on attendance.  $40.00 Sold out
Trip leader $0.00 Sold out
Attempt Two $50.00 Sale Ended
Warrumbungle National Park
New South Wales, Australia

The Forum, 130 University Drive, Callaghan, New South Wales, 2308, Australia

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